‘PM’s gifts from Kerala to his Israeli counterpart reflect our Jewish heritage’ – Times of India

Posted By on July 6, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had something every Malayali could take pride in the souvenirs that were gifted by the PM to his counterpart were two sets of copper plates from Kerala. While the first set of relics came from the Paradesi Synagogue from Mattancherry, the second was from Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church in Thiruvalla, both of which are paradigms of the Jewish heritage of Kerala.

The caretaker of the Paradesi Synagogue, KJ Joy, sounds visibly excited as he recollects the incidents that paved the way for it. "It all began with LK Advani's trip to Kerala last month. He and his daughter Pratibha Advani had been on a four-day trip to our State, out of which they spent two days in Mattancherry. They were telling us about how they have always wanted to visit this place and experience its history."

Continued here:

'PM's gifts from Kerala to his Israeli counterpart reflect our Jewish heritage' - Times of India

Related Post

Comments

Comments are closed.